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Six 2016 Tech Announcements for Older Adult Safety

Safety matters -- both to older adults and their loved ones.  For those who worry about the elderly, home safety monitoring technology and personal emergency response offerings provide a degree of reassurance -- following the entry of MobileHelp as one of the first, most of the viable Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) vendors in the market today have a mobile device, enabling the older adult to leave the home, walk the dog, and wear a device while on trips. In addition, automatically-generated check-in technology can provide another degree of comfort for caregiving families and professional providers. During 2016, a number of new variants of safety-related introductions were made, including, but not limited to the following launches: 

GREATCALL INC. ACQUIRES HEALTHSENSE

12/20/2016

SAN DIEGO – December 20, 2016 – GreatCall Inc., the leader in connected health for active aging, has acquired Healthsense, the leading provider of passive remote monitoring services for the senior care continuum. The acquisition greatly expands GreatCall’s portfolio of connected health services for senior living and healthcare.


Six technology-enabled innovations for older adults from 2016

Tech announcements spew forth, fast and furiously – but most do not help older adults.  Stay tuned and hopeful if you can, to the hundreds of announcements that will pour forth in the coming weeks from CES 2017 – hopefully a number of them focused on or at least interested in the care and/or services related to an aging population – and yes, according to the CDC, if one lives to age 65, life expectancy is unchanged. In the meantime, let’s reflect on 2016, which saw the rise in awareness of future caregiver shortages, shortages in family time, but not shortages in investor money:

SensePeanutTM Product Line Makes Keeping Tabs on Belongings and Valuables

12/02/2016

December 2, 2016 – PARIS – Sen.se, an early pioneer of the Internet of Things industry, today announced the availability of GuardPeanutTM, an affordable, portable smart sensor that can be placed on any valuable or prized possession to provide notifications and automatic sound alerts when the item has been tampered with, on the verge of being stolen or moved.

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Independa Launches AnyTV Companion to Broaden Support and Ease of Remote Engagement and Care

11/17/2016

San Diego -- November 16, 2016 -- 5:00 a.m. PT -- Independa, Inc., the global leader in remote engagement technologies, today announced the launch of the Independa AnyTV Companion™. The device is immediately available and allows any TV with an HDMI connection to become Independa-enabled, delivering the best remote engagement and operational efficiencies, whether in a senior living community or at home.

Technology-powered Care Management and Virtual Caregiving Services

10/07/2016

GrandCare Systems (GC) and AllHealth CHOICE (AHC) announced today at the Louisville Innovation Summit that they have formed a strategic alliance for AllHealth CHOICE’s exclusive integration of CHARLIE, a GrandCare technology, in its innovative virtual caregiving and care management service.  CHARLIE was designed to enable the elderly, chronically-ill, and disabled population to remain independent, healthy, and safe at home.

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Five technologies to help care for older adults – September, 2016

Behold more startup efforts to help with care.  You must admire this. The energy and entrepreneurial enthusiasm driving new entrants is astounding. And if at first, an idea does not take hold, note the founder of that one may appear in a new variant. You know that doctors can now bill for end-of-life conversations. And no surprise, a tool emerges that helps doctors with these conversations. One adds to the lengthy nationwide list of 'telephone reassurance' service providers. And there is even a directory. The offerings below are selected from recent press releases, startup finalists, and conversations. Note that the alphabetically-listed material is all drawn from the content provided by the companies:

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